Institute for healing memories
Arm in Arm has long supported the unique work of Fr. Michael Lapsley, a renown Anglican priest who lost an eye and both hands in a letter bomb explosion intended to dissuade his social justice work. The Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM) seeks to contribute to lasting individual and collective healing that makes possible a more peaceful and just future. IHOM conducts 3 major programs to aid healing in areas of destruction:
Healing of Memories workshops: Explores and acknowledges the emotional wounds carried by nations, communities and individuals, enabling people from diverse backgrounds to confront sources of alienation and conflict.
Restoring Humanity Youth Project: Equips young people with the capacity and skills to address actions and attitudes that harm or destroy human dignity in their community, and to re-draw damaging patterns of behavior.
Community healing project: Provides a platform where residents can exchange ideas, initiatives and plans in order to build solidarity across race, class, ideology, gender, generation other potential conflict lines.
Area: Cape Town, South Africa
Assistance: Financial Support